Stopping Lamotrigine

Deeds Says:

I have been on epitec for 3 months and have been suspecting it as the cause of severe depression and inability to focus. I can hardly talk to anyone because it feels like i dont have anything appropriate to say, my vocabulary is shot and this has been causing social anxiety. I was about to lose it when i started looking for discussions mentioning similar symptoms and to my relief I have found quite a lot of people experiencing exactly the same as me.
So i want to kick this med immediately. I know it is probably unwise, but wanted to know if anyone out there has stopped using altogether (im on 100mg a day) without issues?

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Verwon Says:

Why are you taking it? What condition is being treated with it? It might not be safe for you to stop it abruptly.

I think it would be best for you to consult your doctor, and possibly switch to a different medication.

The NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including dizziness, headache, weight changes, and mood changes.

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Deeds Says:

Re: Verwon (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

Hi Verwon,

It has been prescribed as a mood stabilizer treating bipolar.

Point taken thank you, I'll be consulting with my doc about replacing it.

Take care..

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